Just curious, does any one else find that the new Norwegian ship looks incredibly ugly?
I always imagined cruise ships to be streamlined, sleek, and/or easy on the eyes, but this ship looks like someone took a block [building block] of 4 decks of ship and dropped it on the forward area on top of the bridge. Not too aesthetically pleasing.
Comparing it to other new builds:
Carnival Dream looks better by far. Sleek, yet still big, and a kind of cross between the Spirit and Conquest Classes. A little front heavy, but nothing like dropping a stack of decks.
Oasis of the Seas is an architectural marvel in itself - very well designed. Wouldn't expect anything less from Royal
Costa's Costa Deliziosa is coming along nicely too, looks like a modified Spirit Class vessel, but she's a sister to the already launched Costa Luminosa
Celebrity is launching the Eclipse, sister to Solstice and Equinox
HAL is launching the Neuw Amsterdam, identical to the Eurodam (with internal design changes of course)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard) is still just building blocks, but I would imagine Cunard won't fall short on design.
Teen Host Past Cruises CCL:
Fascination (8/26/00) (2/18/02)
Sensation (8/19/12) NCL:
Sea (2/22/03) PCL:
Crown (3/5/11) RCI:
Freedom (3/7/10) Future
Carnival Pride (12/16/12)
It looks too top heavy. But then again, when I see what QM2 looks like out of water, that also looks top heavy.
Past Cruises (all except one from NYC)
Carnival Triumph to Canada: August 1999
Carnival Victory to Canada: July 2000
Celebrity Zenith to Bermuda: July 2001 AND July 2002
Celebrity Galaxy to Caribbean (from Baltimore): July 2003
Voyager of the Seas to Caribbean: July 2004
Crown Princess to Caribbean: July 2006
Carnival Victory to Canada: August 2007
Carnival Miracle to Caribbean: May 2008
Staten Island Ferry, I mean what else in NYC is free?
From the pictures I've seen of Epic it looks very square, not the classic sleek ship design. It almost looks as if a little kid built it out of legos & then NCL made it life size.
__________________ Future Cruises ❤
Carnival Elation - November 25 & November 30, B2B
Past Cruises ❤
Navigator of the Seas - 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010
Mariner of the Seas - 2007
Liberty of the Seas - 2008
Carnival Liberty - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 B2B
Carnival Miracle - April & June 2011
Carnival Dream - 2011, 2012
Carnival Glory - June & September 2012
Carnival Imagination - 2013